The family at the centre of the homelessness controversy have been speaking about their distressing experience sleeping in a Garda station last night.
Margaret Cash, and her six children made headlines when the Inner City Helping Homeless charity posted photographs of the children sleeping on chairs in the waiting area of Tallaght Garda Station with no mattresses, bedding or blankets.
Yesterday they said they went to the homeless section of South Dublin County Council to try again to secure accommodation, but to no avail.
It has since emerged that a place was offered to her late last night but it was not suitable because it was in Co Meath and had room for just five children.
RTÉ News: Homeless family of seven forced to sleep in garda station
"Anthony Flynn, CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) stated that 'Margaret’s children were among 16 children to sleep in garda stations in Dublin last night'"
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